COP26: UK and Global Accountancy Bodies Aim for Net Zero Emissions

The UK professional body for accountants has joined global peers in making a public commitment to net zero emissions.

The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) yesterday announced it will sign a commitment to net zero emissions and create plans to achieve this, alongside a network of global accountancy bodies.

The 13 bodies, which include the Association for Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), form the Accounting Bodies Network.

The international bodies have jointly said they will publish plans for how they will reach net zero within the next 12 months and publish annual reports thereafter.

They have also committed to helping governments create policies “necessary for transitions to net zero economies”.

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